Tipton Junction

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160409-105609 – SO 95171 91932 – BCN-OML 13-980

The Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations passes Tipton Junction between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

The Dudley No 1 Canal leads to Dudley Tunnel which has extremely limited headroom and most boats will not fit through.

Tipton Junction

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Tipton Junction.
160409-105609 – SO 95171 91932 – BCN-OML 13-980

The Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations passes Tipton Junction between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

The Dudley No 1 Canal leads to Dudley Tunnel which has extremely limited headroom and most boats will not fit through.

Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust

We’ve just returned from our first cruise of the season over the past two days, from our home mooring at Sherborne Wharf to Wolverhampton and back.  It’s always nice to be cruising again, and we identified a few items that need fixing after the winter before we start cruising again.

New Swing Bridge across the Dudley No 1 Canal
New Swing Bridge across the Dudley No 1 Canal

On the way we stopped to see the Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust’s new visitor centre which was opened on 14th March 2016 by HRH The Princess Royal.

Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust Visitor Centre
Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust Visitor Centre

There’s a new swing bridge across the canal which provides a level link to the Black Country Living Museum and the boarding point for the trip boats into Dudley Tunnel.  The tunnel portal is just visible in the background.

Dudley Tunnel Trip Boats
Dudley Tunnel Trip Boats

The trip boats are electric and have a low height so they fit into Dudley Tunnel which has such a low profile that most narrowboats will not fit inside.